Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation: Muse Machine S.T.E.A.M. Institute

June 10, 2024

The Chapman Cultural Center is excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Muse Machine S.T.E.A.M. Institute from June 24th to 28th, 2024. This event marks three decades of enhancing education by integrating arts and sciences.

Held annually at the Chapman Cultural Center, this 5-day training program equips teachers with techniques to incorporate arts-based learning into their classrooms. About 20 educators from across South Carolina will participate in workshops and collaborative sessions in our new Bell Room event space and main theatre, facilitated by experienced professionals.

A special feature of the Institute is a “field trip” to Milliken, where participants will see the intersection of arts, science, and technology in the workplace, demonstrating the real-world application of S.T.E.A.M. principles.

Funded by a grant from the S.C. Department of Education, the Muse Machine S.T.E.A.M. Institute promises a week of creativity and innovation in education. Be on the lookout for our three “storytellers” in the local media: Chapman Cultural Center Education Director Ava Hughes, Master Teacher Cindy Riddle, and retired Art Educator Mary Lou Hightower. Each will help tell the history of the program’s journey over the years.